On 9 May, Thun Tankers took delivery of the 18 650 DWT product tanker Thun Lidkoping. This L-Class vessel is the first in a series of five resource efficient, high quality tankers built by Avic Dingheng Shipbuilding Ltd in China.
Simultaneously, Thun Tankers took delivery of the 8000 DWT Thun Evolve from Ferus Smit BV in the Netherlands. The dual-fuelled vessel will use natural gas or biogas as fuel, and is the second in a series of four ordered E-Class tankers. Ferus Smit has previously built 33 efficient quality vessels for Erik Thun.
According to the statement, both tankers have been designed and developed in-house, using Erik Thun’s long experience of building sustainable, high quality vessels. Thun Tankers claims that focus on environmental care, new regulations and customers’ requirements have been key in the design and building process of both vessel types. The new ships will enter into the Gothia Tanker Alliance network with crewing and technical management handled by MF Shipping Group.
Joakim Lund, CCO Thun Tankers, said: “It is a historic day for our company with the delivery of both Thun Lidkoping and Thun Evolve on the same day. With the E-Class and L-Class series in trade, we are further strengthening Gothia Tanker Alliance’ possibility to serve our clients with climate smart tankers in the right position at the requested time.”
Johan Källsson, Managing Director at Erik Thun Group, added: “These new tankers are part of our next generation purpose-built and efficient vessels enabling us to remain a sustainable Swedish partner over generations.”
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